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California methane leak: Regulators delay ‘capture and burn’ vote

Air regulators in Southern California have postponed a vote to address the nearly three-month gas leak in the Porter Ranch area. A plan to capture and burn leaking gas will be examined for safety by local, state, and federal entities.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) delayed a vote on Saturday that would have required the Southern California Gas Co. to incinerate the leaking gas in order to offer affected residents some reprieve until a relief well can help seal off the leak coming from an underground gas storage reservoir at Aliso Canyon. Yet, at the earliest, the relief well is not expected to be completed until early next month.

The delayed incineration plan would employ a 3-foot-wide pipe to capture and burn leaking gas emissions at 8,500 feet below ground surface, according to the Los Angeles Times. read more